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Changes Being Implemented in response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

  1. Limite of ONE caretaker/family member with each pet presented to the hospital. 

  2. Preventative health appointemnts ARE LIMITED TO those cats and dogs due for rabies vaccination or heartworm testing. 

  3. Clients are encouraged to POSTPONE elective surgical procedures.  These include ovariohysterectomies, castrations, declaws & dentals without significant periodontal disease. 

  4. Unless it is an emergency, ALL PRESCRIPTIONS will be mailed to clients, or you will need to utilize the hospital's online store to fulfill prescriptions and pet food orders. 

  5. Scheduling for pets requiring in hospital treatment protocols (chemotherapy, laser therapy, etc.) will continue.  Recheck exams of ongoing cases will continue to be scheduled as needed.

  6. Sick pets & emergencies will continue to be seen.  ONE caretaker / family member is allowed to be with the pet upon arrival at the hospital. 

  7. Euthanasia appointments will continue to be scheduled.  ONE caretaker / family member is allowed to be with the pet upon arrival at the hospital. 

  8. Senior citizens, immunocompromised individuals, or those with pre-existing health conditions that might make them at higher risk of infection are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to appoint a family member or other individual to bring their pet to the hospital should it require veterinary care.  We would encourage this segment of our clientele to stay at home until local, state, and national health authorities determine otherwise. 

  9. Any individuals with signs known to be associated with COVID-19 coronavirus infection (fever, tiredness, and dry cough) are UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES allowed to bring a pet to the hospital.  If this pet needs to be seen for emergency care, arrangements must be made for a different individual outside your household to bring your pet to the hospital for care.  

  10. These changes will be in place for the foreseeable future.  Additional measures may be implemented without hotice.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Your health, your pet's health, & the health of the employees of Lakeside Animal Hospital are our priority in facing this serious worldwide pandemic.  

We are all in this together!

Surgical Services 

Our surgical suite is equipped with two surgical tables which are heated and can be manipulated to provide optimal comfort throughout surgery.  The surgical suite also contains anesthetic monitoring equipment (pulse oximeter, ECG, capnograph, ventilator, and blood pressure monitoring), fluid warming devices, and an array of surgical equipment and suture material.

All of our surgical equipment is sterilized with the use of autoclave or gas sterilizer.

Elective Surgery

Canine and feline castration (neuter)-including cryptorchid surgery
Canine and feline ovariohysterectomy (spay)
Canine dewclaw removal
Feline onychectomy (declaw)- front 2 feet or all 4 feet
Neonatal dewclaw removal
Neonatal tail docking

Soft Tissue and Orthopedic Surgery
Mass/tumor removal (benign and malignant)
Aural (ear) hematoma repair
Gastrointestinal foreign body removal
Gastrointestinal biopsy
Liver biopsy
Bone biopsy
Limb or digit amputation
Fracture repair
Cranial cruciate ligament repair
Luxating patella repair
Mature tail amputation
Anal sac removal
Entropian repair
Enucleation (eye removal)
Exploratory surgery

Dental Cleaning and Oral Surgery
Canine, feline, and ferret dental prophylaxis: Includes ultrasonic tooth scaling (cleaning), polishing, and tooth sealant.
Tooth extraction
Oral mass biopsy and/or removal
Hyperplastic gingiva removal
Small mammal tooth trimming (rabbit and guinea pig)

Surgical (CO2) Laser
This device uses laser light to cauterize and cut tissue in a manner that decreases hemorrhage, swelling, and pain compared to a surgery that is done with a traditional scalpel blade.  The surgical laser can be used for a variety of (mainly elective) surgeries, namely feline declaw procedures.  Please speak to your veterinarian for more information about this alternative mode of surgery.

The LigaSure is a specialized piece of equipment used to seal blood vessels during surgical procedures.  The LigaSure is most commonly used for ovariohysterectomies and splenectomies.  The use of this tool can help reduce surgical time and ensure proper hemostasis.

Therapeutic Laser
This “cold” laser therapy uses laser light to reduce inflammation and pain caused by a variety of ailments.  Laser therapy is most often employed to reduce pain associated with arthritis, back/neck injuries, soft tissue sprains/strains, and chronic wounds.  The use of laser therapy may eliminate the need for surgical treatment, can reduce or eliminate the need for oral anti-inflammatory medications, and can speed healing and recovery times.  Please speak with your veterinarian or veterinary technician to learn more about laser therapy.